Abstract

Erika Puussaar and Rita Tubalkain reflect on their time working in the Estonian Cultural Garden. Both coming to the United States in the early 1950s, Ms. Puussaar and Ms. Tubalkain discuss their memories of Estonia. They describe what it was like to be an immigrant coming to the United States, early jobs taken, and surviving an unfamiliar landscape. Ms. Puussaar and Ms. Tubalkain also discuss their involvement in Cleveland's Cultural Gardens, problems with funding, statuaries in the Estonian Cultural Garden and what they symbolize, and the care and upkeep of the gardens as a whole.

Creator

Puussaar, Erika and Tubalkain, Rita (Interviewee)

Creator

Pfeiffer, Brian (Interviewer)

Project

Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1

Date

10-24-2002

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

38 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

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